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Hum    6,930

STOCKHOLM (AP) ? A woman stole an empty commuter train from a depot Tuesday and drove it to a suburb of Stockholm where it derailed and slammed into an apartment building, officials said.

The woman was seriously injured in the early morning crash and was flown to a Stockholm hospital, police spokesman Lars Bystrom said. No one else was injured.

Bystrom said the woman was arrested on suspicion of endangering the public.

Tomas Hedenius, a spokesman for train operator Arriva, said the woman, born in 1990, stole the four-car train at a depot outside Stockholm.

She then drove it about a mile (1.6 kilometers) to the end station on the railway line, where it jumped off the tracks, careered for about 30 yards (25 meters) and crashed into a three-story building.

Photographs from the scene showed the crumpled front car of the train buried deep into the structure.

"There were three families inside the apartment building, but no one was injured. At least not physically," Hedenius said.

The motives of the woman, who worked for a company contracted to carry out cleaning for the train operator, were not immediately clear.

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Geoffrey B.    1,414

I was thinking to myself how do you steal a train, and I was imagining the train just driving down the road.

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Arceles    403

Well many people steal cars... she probably thought "why not a train?"

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DaveLegg    841

Trains are actually far easier to steal than cars

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Ryoken    933

Reminds me of Ali G, asking about someone stealing a train and driving it into the white house lol.

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Hum    6,930

Trains are actually far easier to steal than cars

Says the man who knows. :shifty:

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+fusi0n    1,568

GTA level 9000

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DaveLegg    841

Says the man who knows. :shifty:

;)

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Denis W.    723

GTA level 9000

Ah, if only you could do the same in GTA. Can't even destroy the trains in that game.

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Mockingbird    2,072

Apparently she wasn't able to reach the 88 miles per hour necessary to energize the flux capacitor.

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tiagosilva29    885
Trains are actually far easier to steal than cars
"Develops" for Neowin during the day, robs train wagons for the Armenian Mafia during the night.

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webeagle12    874

Myth busted!

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Guth    104

I'm wondering if this was an accident? Like she was cleaning and set it running?

I can't see why you would think of stealing a train? I mean it goes on tracks, where did she think she was going to go with it! :laugh:

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Brandon H    1,483

can you imagine waking up to that in the morning? "Honey, there's a train in our living room!" :laugh:

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hckngrtfakt    64

Clearly, she wasn't...

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...properly trained.

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+fusi0n    1,568

Clearly, she wasn't...

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...properly trained.

.. This was epic

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perochan    149

can you even derail the train by force?

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Javik    3,977

Woah, what an odd thing to steal :/

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